Topeka’s and Shawnee County’s legal offices spent more than half a million dollars on outside counsel in 2014 alone. The bulk of payments stem from wrongful death suit against county jail.
Public water supply is a 24/7/365 business. Larger systems have employees on the job at all times, but for the vast majority of systems in Kansas, nights, weekends, and holidays are covered by employees on call.Federal wage and hour laws regulate on call time for public employees. These rules can be complicated, and do not apply the same to everyone.
The list goes on and on – people across the state who serve on boards or in positions of power who embezzle or steal.
In an age of increasing speed of communication and technology, the basics of the business haven’t changed: listening to the client’s concerns and fighting to give them a chance.
One of the many products of the 2008 housing crash and resulting recession was the passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act in 2010. While other provisions of the Act garnered headlines, a less well-known part contained a change to existing statutes and regulations to provide new duties for “municipal advisors”.